Plate - Philip Ashberry & Sons, Electroplated, circa 1890s-1930s Object Reg. No: SH 912341

Electroplated plate made by Philip Ashberry & Sons circa 1890s-1930s. It was found on top of the cross cut in Area D3 at Adolph Bruhn & Son's Wood Turners Shop, 283 Coventry Street, South Melbourne. The business was established by Adolph Bruhn circa 1893 in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Upon his death in 1919 it was then operated by Adolph's son Sophus Christopher Bruhn. Upon Sophus's death in 1959 his son Sophus Walter Bruhn took over the business. In 1970 Sophus reduced the scale of the business and relocated to South Melbourne. The business closed upon Sophus's death in January 1990.

Adolph Bruhn migrated to Australia from Germany in 1884, at the age of 29. He arrived in Adelaide where he lived for 10 months before moving to Victoria, where he settled, established his business, married and had five children.
Shallow metal dish with very ornate, floral rim. Made from grey metal with what appears to be the remains of a gold-coloured metal gilding on the rim and in parts of the bottom and base of plate.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.70 cm (Height), 30.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: products
Inscriptions: Inscribed plate base: PHILIP/ ASHBERRY & SONS/SHEFFIELD/760/E.P.B./MADE IN/ENGLAND.
Manufacturer: Philip Ashberry & Sons, Sheffield, England, Great Britain, circa 1890s - 1930s

Manufactured electroplated items between 1856 and 1935.
User: Mr Adolph Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1893-1919
User: Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1919-1959
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1959-1970
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970 - 1990


George Ledbetter Posted on 20 Mar 2013 2:57 PM
I have this three piece set of "Philip Ashberry & Sons" Sheffield 321 "T" three piece set as indicated. The "Sugar and spoon containers as labeled: RD 13860, Rd 13860, and Rd 13860 serving set.

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